Password protection for your online store

You can restrict customer access to your online store by enabling the password page. The password page is a landing page that adds password protection to your online store. You can create a password and give it to customers that you want to enter your store.

Only the password page of your store is found by search engines. Other pages, like product pages, are hidden, and search engines won't display these pages in search results.

Add password protection to your online store

You can add password protection to your online store.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Preferences.

  2. Scroll to the Password protection area, and check Enable password.

  3. In Password, enter the password that you'll give to the customers who you want to be able to access your online store. Don't use the same password that you use to log into your admin.

  4. In Message for your visitors, enter the message that you want to show on the password page. If you don't want to show a message, then leave this field blank.

  5. Click Save.

Remove password protection from your online store

If you remove password protection, then anyone can visit your online store.

You can only remove password protection from your store after you pick a pricing plan. If you pick a plan while you are on a free trial, then you won't be charged any subscription fees until your free trial expires.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Preferences.

  2. Go to the Password protection area.

  3. Uncheck Enable password.

  4. Click Save.

Edit your password page settings

You can edit the content that shows on your password page, such as the text, colors, and typography.

Steps:

  1. Find the theme that you want to edit and click Customize.
  2. Open the top bar drop-down menu.

  3. Select Password page. If you don't see Password page in the menu, then you need to add password protection to your online store.

  4. To edit the sections on the password page, do the following:

    1. Click on the section that you want to edit. Most themes have header, content, and footer sections.
    2. Make changes to the section settings.
    3. Click Save.
  5. You can edit your theme settings, such as typography, color, social and favicon settings, to customize your password page. These settings also apply to the rest of your theme. To edit the theme settings, do the following:

    1. Click Theme settings.
    2. Click on the settings category that you want to edit.
    3. Make changes to the theme settings.
    4. Click Save.

You can hide the footer section on your password page.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Preferences.

  2. Scroll to the Password protection area. In Message for your visitors, paste the following code:

    <style>footer { display: none; }</style>

    You can paste this code either above or below any existing content.

  3. Click Save.

Hide your store name on your password page

You can hide your store name on your password page.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Preferences.

  2. Scroll to the Password protection area. In Message for your visitors, paste the following code:

    <style>h1 { display: none; }</style>

    You can paste this code either above or below any existing content.

  3. Click Save.

Edit the theme code for your password page

If you want to make customizations that are not available in the theme settings, then you can edit the theme code for the password page.

Steps:

  1. In the Templates directory, click password.liquid.

  2. In the password.liquid template, you will see Liquid tags that include the sections that make up the password page. Your theme might include the following Liquid tags:

    {% section 'password-header' %}
    {% section 'password-content' %}
    {% section 'password-footer' %}
  3. To modify the content of any of the above sections, in the Sections directory, click one of the following files:

    • password-header.liquid
    • password-content.liquid
    • password-footer.liquid
  4. Edit the code to suit your needs.

  5. Click Save.

The password.liquid file in the Templates directory is included in your theme by the {{ content_for_layout }} Liquid tag, which is found in the password page layout file. To make any changes to the password page layout file, click password.liquid in the Layout directory.

To learn more about the password.liquid template, see password.liquid.

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